Famous People from
Motley County, Texas.
Lee was born in Matador, Texas in 1944. His award winning poetry
captures the true voice of a rural communities. Prior to his writing
career Lee explored careers as a seminary student, pig farmer, baseball
player and boxer.
He published his first book of poetry, The Porcine Legacy, in
1974. Lee is the subject of the PBS documentary The Pig Poet. He
was also the last white athlete to play on a Negro League baseball team,
and the only one to do so after the dissolution of the Texas Blue Stars.
His collection of poems News From Down to the Café was nominated
for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.